MORE JOY IN YOUR MARRIAGE by Dr. Herbert A. Otto

MORE JOY IN YOUR MARRIAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Otto's thesis seems to be in fashion--break old habits by a ""planned"" spontaneity, supra-awareness, bodily contacts, and save a marriage. But what an exhausting procedure a brace of married squares must go through! Games, games, and more games-- the Poetry Communication game, the Surprise Dinner game (this could also, we assume, be used to eliminate a marriage entirely); the Loving Wake Up, the Creative Good Night. Then there is the hot chocolate with marshmallow after a tramp with your partner in chilly weather; group prayer and mystic experiences; something rather promising for a cocktail party called ""Animal Tribe Play""; and all those questionnaires and relationship charts to fill out. (Our favorite check list appears under ""Love Play"": item 4. ""Bathing, perfuming or anointing the body"" item 4a. ""Too much bathing, perfuming or anointing the body."" Come to think of it, who would have time to bathe? Joy calisthenics.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1969
Publisher: Hawthorn